Grateful Dead Live at Park West Ski Resort on 1987-08-20
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
unk. mic's > DAT > CDR; Seeded to etree by Chris Ladner
- 2004-07-16 13:04:19
- Park City, UT
- AUD(unk. mic's) > DAT > CDR
- Park West Ski Resort
Subject: very nice, dynamic sounding aud
setlist in general doesnt wow me, but the china>rider is very strong imo...
very worthy of one's time
Subject: An average '87 show
Subject: bread crumb
I was completely spoiled by outdoor venues like the Greek and the Frost, and Park West was not in the same league, but it was outside and the sound was good. I do recall the gate crashing, which was unfortunate, and the hours it took to leave Park West after the show was over.
Subject: Strange Trip
By the last song we were completely spent. We slowly moved through the chaos toward the parking lot as deadheads hawked tee shirts, beers, paraphernalia, posters, whatever they could to get some pocket money. We stopped and helped push a car that was stuck in a mud hole. We sat on the trunk of the Buick and had a J and more beers. It seemed like an eternity before we finally got out onto the highway and headed back down the canyon to Salt Lake. As we negotiated the curvy descent, an amazing electrical storm appeared over the valley right at our altitude. Huge jags of lightning rent the sky over and over. It was pretty crazy, being able to look directly into it instead of up at it. By the time we hit the city and headed for Bill & Nada's for some sustenance, it was pouring again (Google "Whatever happened to ... Bill and Nada's Cafe" for a great article in the strib). It was the perfect way to end a very strange adventure, having chili burgers and hanging with a bunch of misfits and miscreants who couldn't care less if we had consumed a very potent dose of orange soda earlier that night.
Subject: I assisted in making this recording...
Subject: Had to be there
One thing, there were 100~200 gate crashers who knocked down the east-side fencing, does anyone recall that? It was either before the show started or during the first set, definitely before the sun went down.
Subject: My last Dead show
Subject: Grateful Dead
Subject: Mountain Music back memories
Subject: Dead Right in Park City
This is a great recording. I got it the week after the show on audio cassette, but over the years it degraded and was eventually lost. Good quality recording and from what I understand had some songs in it that they normally didn't play (Might Quin?).
Now I'm no expert of other sets but this recording brings back the show as it sounded to us. Being one of the larger traders of Iron Maiden concerts in the Western US I'm used to rateing quality and I'd give it a strong 4 stars. The sound is a little 'hollow' but it was in a mountain setting so basicaly all there was buffering the sound was the grass hill we were on and the trees.
Subject: Tonight's set list is more appealing, but I'd rather have been at the Az. show
2nd Set: Of course, "Push" is exactly that...just add 'over.' The following "China/Rider" while enjoyable, is Not an all-timer. "Man Smart" keeps the light festivities rolling, but the comphrensive energy remains at a low ebb. Though I'm digging the men conceding victory to their smaller countrparts, 'That's Right.' This "Ship" is honestly done. There's little initial vrrrooommm to "Truckin," and Bobby's bumbling and stumblin his way... It's all decent, but I wish the song, and especially the seguee of "Smokestack" could have been more stridently developed. "Drums" reaches a place of sinsiterdom, but it cools during "Space" so we could be assured by the wisdoms of "The Wheel." The elements are in order for a blockbuster "Gimme" but it never really catches fire. "Watchtower"'s got some excellent Jerry rifs late in the 3's, but besides that is consistent in the 'average' territory. Same that for "Stella" that's interesting solely for Jerry's notes in the 8's and a small side dish of Brent. "Sugar" is fine, but I'm dulled.
We're encoring with "The Mighty" one. Not exactly...
2 2/5ths stars...rounded down because that's what it deserves.
Subject: Yes ! A hidden Gem
I'll say it again. I can't beleive I get to listen to these archives all day and get paid too.
Subject: Great setlist, hidden gem?
This was a small venue only played twice with great lot camping in a Quaking Aspen grove. The stage was at the base area with people sitting on the ski slope above. I remember a very laid back vibe and our friend Carl riffing on dead song names replacing the words with Tofu, Box of Tofu, Tofu Rider, Playin in the Tofu, etc. Check it out.
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